Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Whole Wheat Banana Waffles

We have a strict policy at our house. If eating healthy doesn't taste good.. it ain't happenin'.

Our philosophy is if we can find a tasty healthier alternative for our favorite recipes, we go for it. And if we can't??

Then you better believe we are going to eat - and thoroughly enjoy - every crumb of buttery-calorie-filled goodness provided by the original. Case and point.

This recipe is of the healthy variety, but it doesn't skip out on any of the flavor or texture when compared to its white flour counterpart.

These mild banana flavored waffles are chocked full of 100% whole wheat but are still nice and fluffy. The key?? White whole wheat flour and whipped egg whites.

Make these and I promise you won't miss the white flour one little bit.

Whole Wheat Banana Waffles
Recipe adapted from: inthelittleredhouse

1 banana
1/4 c. coconut oil, melted
1 1/2 c. almond milk
2 eggs, separated
2 Tbsp ground flax seed
1 1/2 c. white whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions: In a large bowl mash the banana until pureed and add melted coconut oil, almond milk, and both egg yolks - being sure to reserve the egg whites. Stir to combine.

In a separate mix together the remaining ingredients; flax seed, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredient stirring until just combined.

Now with a hand mixer whip the egg whites until they begin to form stiff peaks. Genly fold the whipped egg whites into the batter.

Add about 1/4 cup of batter to a hot waffle iron. And cook according to your waffle iron's instructions. Serve hot with desired toppings.

Shared HERE.